Graceful Corn Maiden
Graceful Corn Maiden
Graceful Corn Maiden
Graceful Corn Maiden
Graceful Corn Maiden

Graceful Corn Maiden

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She is carved from mother of pearl and gracefully rising out of a pot.  She has inlaid jet eyes, a red coral mouth, and inlaid turquoise around the edge of her shawl.  Her hair is beautifully detailed down her back with an inlaid re coral and a tiny feather fan at the top of her head.  She also has detailed bangs.  The pot that she is rising out of has two dragonflies and corn leaves on the front and back, along with geometric symbols on each side.  It is signed CL on the bottom.

Size: 2.25" H x 1" L x .5" W

Corn maidens represent everything good about being a woman: strong, kind, compassionate, nurturing and powerful.  There are many Indigenous stories about how corn was brought to the people at a time when there was hunger, and how a sacred, sometimes other worldly, female being brought them corn.

Traditionally, Zuni carvings are symbolically fed cornmeal.   Each Zuni fetish comes in a box with a descriptive card and a tiny bit of corn meal to tide them over until they reach you.